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  Balfour Beatty – Shape Everything

I was commissioned by SMRS, an employer marketing agency, to photograph a recruitment campaign for Balfour Beatty. I was working with the art director from SMRS, the marketing team from Balfour Beatty and Thunder and Lightning, the film company who were doing the moving imagery, whilst I was concentrating on the stills portraits.

A studio in Birmingham was hired for the two day shoot and so I set about setting up my lights and background to get the desired results. Over the two days I photographed approximately 16 Balfour Beatty employees, talking them through poses and expressions.

Most of my sitters had never been photographed professionally before so it was important to give them plenty of direction and reassurance to put them at ease. They had all volunteered for the shoot and were keen to be involved. They also represented a diverse mix of people which was important to the client.

This was a relatively straightforward job for me, creating lovely but simple portraits on a white background. The exciting bit came later when SMRS and designers created the art work by comping imagery from the working lives of the employees, such as electricity pylons, pipes, train tracks and buildings into the portraits to create the stunning visuals. I’m always really pleased to see how my images are used and pushed to the next level. I think the resulting adverts are really inspiring and certainly work well to attract potential employees into the business.

#Fight EB

I’ve been shooting for the charity DEBRA for about 3 years now. DEBRA is a charity set up to help people with EB (epidermolysis bullosa). EB is a group of genetic skin conditions which cause the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch.

B&Q

I was commissioned by SMRS, a content agency in Manchester, to work on the recruitment campaign called ‘feeling right at home’ for retail giants B&Q. I specialise in photographing people and so this was a job I could really get stuck into.

Collect Plus

CollectPlus is a delivery service, mainly used by big fashion brands – making it easy to collect, return and send parcels. I only had a couple of hours with the CollectPlus team and my brief was to…

National Audit Office

I was commissioned by SMRS, a content agency in Manchester, to create the images for The National Audit Office’s recruitment campaign. The photoshoot was to be over two days, the first at the NAO in central London…

Ebb and Flow Yoga

Mother and daughter team, Jill and Katy contacted me in the midst of setting up a new company called ‘Ebb and Flow’ a studio based yoga and pilates studio.